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Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during June

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Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
04 May 2013, 07:40 AM | Post: #1

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Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during June

Please list your suggestions for the book to read during June 2013. Books that have been nominated before, but didn't win, can be re-nominated.

Suggestions will be taken until 21 May, or as soon as we reach 10 suggestions, whichever is the earliest. A second thread will be posted with a poll for voting on your book choice. The winning title will become our Book for June. We have room for 10 books on the poll.

On 14 June 2013, the book's thread will be opened and the discussion will begin.

Please keep cost in mind when suggesting books. Try to keep suggestions under £3.

Please tell us:

•Book Title
•Name of Author
•Link
•Price range
Why you are recommending the book

Please note that suggestions and the voting on books in the KUF Bookclub is open to active KUF members only.
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Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
04 May 2013, 07:46 AM | Post: #2

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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during June

I suggest that this month will be another Classics month, but see if you can find a shorter story than Jude And Nicholas.

I'm suggesting -=The Diary of a Nobody by Weedon Grossmith. I picked it up free (and it still is) when the 21st century version was free (not now).
It has 50% 5stars and is just over 100 pages.
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Offline Notoriety Reading Five Days in May by Andrew Adonis
04 May 2013, 09:39 PM | Post: #3

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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during June

Diary of a Nobody is a great laugh with some interesting observations about Victorian social life.  There are always free editions out there because long out of print.  First book I read on Kindle.

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Offline ElaineG Reading Standers by Dale Brumfield
04 May 2013, 09:39 PM | Post: #4

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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during June

I have downloaded it, just in case Big Grin
Offline navlogan Reading Faust 2.0 by Michael Brookes
05 May 2013, 06:34 AM | Post: #5

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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during June

If we are talking Classics, then one book that comes to mind is The Call of the Wild, by jack London. (B0083ZBW2Y) http://http...
This i recently re-read and it is a great book, filled with the wild imagery of the time and place of its setting. A great adventure story and one for all lovers of nature and animals. Some very insightful commentary on the mind of the wolf also, and just how close the pet mutt is to its majestic ancestors
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05 May 2013, 08:29 AM | Post: #6

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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during June

This isn't a suggestion but a sort of comment - I thought it might be nice to discuss one of the books I read when I was younger, such as The Catcher in the Rye or Cannery Row, but what I found when I went to search for Kindle versions was that these were both horrendously expensive (by my standards anyway). I suppose it's because they're still in copyright as opposed to Dickens etc.
If anyone did want to risk another 19th century one, I recommend Shirley by Charlotte Bronte which is my favourite of the Bronte works.
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05 May 2013, 09:30 AM | Post: #7

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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during June

(05 May 2013 06:34 AM)navlogan Wrote: Wrote:  If we are talking Classics, then one book that comes to mind is The Call of the Wild, by jack London. (B0083ZBW2Y) http://http...
This i recently re-read and it is a great book, filled with the wild imagery of the time and place of its setting. A great adventure story and one for all lovers of nature and animals. Some very insightful commentary on the mind of the wolf also, and just how close the pet mutt is to its majestic ancestors
That would be appropriate.  Wasn't Jude reading that book in last time's book club read?

May I put forward The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men?  I have both but not read either yet.  This could be my chance!
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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during June

I would be happy to discuss 'Of Mice and Men' based on my experience of my dog acting a part in it a few years ago - while I was there in the role of dog-handler I heard most of it!
Offline Stu Ayris Reading All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
05 May 2013, 11:32 AM | Post: #9

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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during June

What a forum this is! You have all just listed about half my top ten favourite books ever! The only one I haven't read is Call of the Wild and I've been meaning to read it for years - so that's why it gets my vote!
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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during June

Just remembered that for selfish reasons I would like to read The Time Machine by H.G. Wells - have checked and there are free versions around.

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